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Gary L. Flack

Company C-2

27 Jul 1939- 6 Jun 2022

Place of Death: St. Augustine, FL

Interment: Arlington National Cemetery

It is with great regret an sorrow that I must notify you of the death of our Classmate, Gary Flack, on June 6, 2022 in St. Augustine, FL, following a long, courageous battle with kidney failure and heart disease.

Gary is survived by his wife, Eloise; sons, Sean (Stephanie) and Bary (Tina); Nikki Holm (Michael) who he loved and considered his daughter; and grandchildren, Emily, Shannon and Braydon Flack, and Shaelyn, Chris, Caitlyn, and Emilia Holm.

Funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery are pending.

Condolences may be sent to Eloise at 1220 Springhealth Court, St. Augustine, FL  32092-2460.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gary’s memory may be sent to the Superintendent's Endowment Fund.  Make checks payable to West Point Association of Graduates and mail to Gift Operations, West Point Association of Graduates, 698 Mills Road, West Point, New York 10996.  In the check's memo section, please designate Superintendent’s Endowment Fund.

Well done, Gary. Be thou at peace.


Class Memorial Pages\C-2 Gary Flack.pdf


Gary Lee Flack
July 27, 1939 - June 6, 2022

Gary Flack, 82, of St. Augustine, FL, passed away on Monday June 6, 2022 following a long, courageous battle with kidney failure and heart disease.

Gary was born on July 27, 1939 to Benjamin Patrick “Pat” Flack, Jr. and Eileen Gertrude Flack (Donovan) in Osage, Iowa.

Gary graduated in 1961 from the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. He had a distinguished career as an officer in the United States Army (Armor) serving two tours in Vietnam, postings in Germany and South Korea along with numerous assignments in the U.S. He retired in 1983 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Among his many honors, Gary was twice awarded the Bronze Star.

After retirement, Gary worked as an Independent Contractor in Saudi Arabia for 7 years, The Job Corps in Flint and Detroit, Michigan, followed by assignments in various parts of our country and the Middle East until putting everything aside and relaxing in St. Augustine with his wife and dogs.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed meeting new people as he played different courses around the country and abroad. Gary seldom left a place without having made new friends

Gary is survived by his wife, Eloise Flack (Recupido); two sons, Sean (Stephanie) and Bary (Tina); and Nikki Holm (Michael) who he loved and considered his daughter. In addition he leaves behind 7 grandchildren that were his world: Emily, Shannon and Braydon Flack; Shaelyn, Chris, Caitlyn and Emilia Holm; and one loving brother, Elon (Jane), as well as many nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, his former wife Tina Flack (Denney), his brothers Fred Flack and Mike Flack and his sister Cathy Johanns (Flack).

After graduating from West Point; Duty, Honor, Country, continued to be his motto. He was a man of faith who sought God’s will, with a great love for family. Gary was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

A full military honors funeral service will be scheduled at a later date with interment at Arlington National Cemetery.